|Medtech manufacturers who don't know |
what signs to look for will struggle to know
if a supplier's quality system is failing.
by David R. Butcher
MasterControl Staff Writer
Is your supplier’s quality system doing what it’s supposed to be doing? Would you know if it weren’t? How would you know if there were flaws in your supplier’s quality processes before the problems get worse? These are the questions MasterControl’s Terrance Holbrook attempts to answer for medical device manufacturers in a recently published post on MDDI’s Device Talk blog.
“If a manufacturer doesn’t know what signs to look for, it will struggle to know if a supplier’s quality system is failing, let alone keep the results of poor supplier quality from spreading,” according to Holbrook, a senior product manager with 20 years of industry experience in manufacturing and seven years in product development of medical devices.
To anticipate supplier quality issues before problems spread, manufacturers should be mindful of the following five red flags, which should alert you to declining supplier quality.